As I was rummaging in the fridge for something I could call lunch today, I realized that I was down to my last scone. Which means it's time to bake more (I cook when I need to get away from work). I have been making my way through this batch since early in the semester, when I found the recipe on another blog. Normally D is the one who likes to bake, but I was craving pastries, he wasn't around, and the exact ingredients I needed just happened to be in the kitchen (down to the random peach). So I went for it. These go perfectly with lemon curd.
I am a big fan of scaling up when cooking for one: just make enough servings for at least eight and then freeze the leftovers. Lasagnas, frittatas, giant pot roasts -- any main course item appropriate for a potluck usually works. For most of the winter, I experimented with hearty soups and quickbreads, both of which reheated beautifully. D will be visiting next weekend (yay!), so I'll have to start planning what to prepare with him. We try to do most of our major cooking when we're together since it's more fun that way, and the cleanup is less time-consuming.
What I really look forward to is having all our cooking gadgets in the same place again after all the commuting is over. There are some things you just can't make without a blowtorch ...
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